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election fraud will not occur. >> we have a right to require additional information to satisfy ourselves that someone is a citizen. >> >> reporter: right now, arizona requires proof of citizenship to register to vote in state elections. the supreme court will determine whether or not the state can demand proof of citizenship. >> specifically whether congress had the ability to provide for a simple male voter registration form that can be used in any state. this is about the basic right to vote. here in california, you don't have to show proof of u.s. citizenship to register to vote. all you have to do is sign your name on the line saying you are a u.s. citizen under penalty of perjury it's all done by the honor system. opponents say it disenfranchises voters. it's its already to get citizens to vote and see arizona's law as a roadblock. >> there are many barriers already in the way for the supreme court to put more barriers in the way of registered voters is not the way we want to go. we want to encourage civic participation and encourage people to come out and vote. >> reporter: so far,
. this is what happened when a president's get elected? to have a choice as to who is going to obtain positions. this is similar to what barack obama stands for. i'm not surprised. >> he was the lawyer for acorn. >> exactly. >> we don't want to read debate these issues. >> both of you where rejected by the voters when the president was reelected. lou: let me come if i may, turn to the republican party which suddenly seemed to be positioning itself to embrace a pathway to citizenship. it's extraordinary. two of the most popular senators are talking about a pathway to citizenship. >> his speech was entirely different. >> let me finish. we will work out the differences. and the party seems to be entertaining, embracing a marriage. what is going on? >> i think they want to win elections and that think they're looking at the last two presidential elections and saying these are elections we could have won. they're also looking at things like the youth vote. young people really care about this issue as a civil rights issue. they're looking at things like average and will let knowledge they have made a
drinking? >> well, this is not new. chairman priebus when he was elected chair in 2011 was progressive to reach out to many groups and ancillary groups including the log cabin republicans and in fact, the first chairman to make it clear that corporate culture in the chairman's office that the rnc as soon as reince priebus came in was to be inclusive and welcoming. he took a lot of hits as being chairman and obviously re-elected. >> clark, take me in here, and don't filibuster me. >> sure. >> none of that played out. we heard none of that in the last election and we heard the exact opposite from the last election. >> well, you are talking about the platform which was like an anchor around our neck in the election cycle, and that was very clear amongst many in leadership which is why this growth and opportunity project is very important. it was a very aggressive and pragmatic approach and similar to the military operation that you do an after-action review, and the party was honest about our weaknesses and why we are are not attracting the voters that we should attract, and so, no, it is
and listen to the president on this. >> we're after an election now. i think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in benghazi and i'm happy to cooperate in any ways that congress wants and we have provided every bit of information that we have and we will continue to provide information, everything about that, we've had more testimony and more paper provided to congress than ever before, and congress is sort of running out of things to ask. >> well, look, the president's preamble to the statement says it all. we're after an election. before the election, after this happened on the anniversary of 9/11 the president was less than truthful with the american people and tried to keep a lid on this for his own political purposes, didn't match his message. after the election he claims he's given everything. what more can we give. we've given papers. mr. president it's not the papers that you give it's the papers that are relevant and the identification of the witnesses who were there and experienced the attacks and responded to the attacks and saved livelis. these are the peopl
's list -- reviews you can trust. oh, angie? i have her on speed dial. >> well, there's our election music back again. so soon? maybe not. and maybe not too soon. one of america's most respected political forecasters is today offering his first full prediction of the 2014 mid terms. and you know president obama has been focused on those, as a lot of his behavior since he won his second term has we are told been focused trying to recapture the house for the democrats. and our next guest has an eye looking ahead on the president's chances of doing that. larry sabado, good to see you again. >> nice to see you and glad people can't reach through the television to strangle. >> megyn: have you enjoyed your break and have a nice time? you've been putting it to good use, trying to forecast the next big election. as i say you're not alone. the president seems focused on the goal of reclaiming the house for the democrats and the democrats do indeed have a much higher approval rating in the house than the republicans. and so you say what about the dems' chances of doing that? >> well, they're c
in the last presidential election. there was a long report released from the republicans and what changes they say they have to make if they want to stay competitive. rob? >> reporter: many republicans are calling the 98 page report a makeover. after republican candidate mitt romney lost the presidential election last november, party leaders ordered an "autopsy" on what went wrong. findings were released >> we need to do a much better job of crafting our message to appeal to demographics. >> >> reporter: the report said they need to do a better job to reach out to minority voters, especially latino voters. -- . >> a member of the contra costa republican party said they should be tailored to all americans, not just a certain group of people. >> the message should be we will provide opportunities without regard to the color of your skin. >> the report your honors republicans to reach out to women. >> marketing politics is like marketing a product. >> >> reporter: voters in downtown walnut creek, we asked them their views on the current state of th
they want to win elections and that think they're looking at the last two presidential elections and saying these are elections we could have won. they're also looking at things like the youth vote. young people really care about this issue as a civil rights issue. they're looking at things like average and will let knowledge they have made a lot of mistakes in terms of strategy, outrage, proper route reached to the hispanic community, african-american community in this is something you can do without pandering. lou: we have not seen much. it should have gone the other way. this ministration has been fall lawn full throttle. what do you think? were seeing a substantive change in direction and values? >> some republicans have decided that they want to have, shall we say, a more flexible approach and immigration and the marriage, but i will make your bet that we do not have -- we will not have a comprehensive immigration bill passed this year. as for game marriage, that will be determined by the supreme court. even if the supreme court votes against it, you're still going to have 30 states th
back in november. dissecting the election defeat, the gop has found that it is viewed as narrow-minded, out of touch, and full of stuffy old men. one calls for major changes in style and strategy, but how do they go about repairing a deeply divided party? cnn's brianna keilar is here in "the situation room," and she's taking a closer look at this report and fascinating material inside. >> fascinating material inside, and one of the things we're seeing in the republican party, what it's planning to do, is invest some serious money to build the republican brand in areas that are not republican strongholds, sending republicans basically ambassadors to participate in events in minority communities and even visit historically black colleges and universities. ♪ the math in jay z's campaign trail anthem was a little off. 219 is more like it, if you're talking about the gop failure in the last presidential election. >> there's no one reason we l t lost. our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. we were behind in both data and digital. and our prima
was elected chairman back in 2011, was very aggressive about reaching out to all the different affinity groups or ancillary groups within the republican party, including log cabin republicans. he was the first chairman to make it clear that the corporate culture, as soon as ince priebus came in, was to be inclusive and welcoming. he took a lot of hits for that during his first term as chairman -- >> let me in here. don't filibuster me. none of that played out. we heard none of that in the last election. we heard the exact opposite from the gop in the last election. >> well, what you're talking about is you're talking about the platform which was an anchor around our neck during the election cycle. that was very clear amongst many in leaderships which is why in project is very important. it was a very pragmatic approach, very similar to an after-military option. you do an after-action review. the party was very honest about our weaknesses and why we aren't attracting the voters that we should attract. it's very healthy. this is the first chairman to actually recognize the lgbt members of the pa
anything, she wondered incredulously. he voted for lyndon johnson in the presidential election the first time so the whispers went that he ever cast such a mainstream coach for fear that a victory -- for the conservative republican barry goldwater would bring fascism to america. in eliot's opinion that was a bit overblown. increasingly appalled by the school's ideological slant, eliot began to vocalize his own political view to the he debated with his classmates in the basement cafeteria his chief opponent to the component was paul horowitz. his equal and intellectual in love of the good fight to the impromptu discussions often ended in shouting matches between the two. a hot topic in the lunchroom debate was cuba and the leader fidel castro who had come to power in 1959. most students saw castro as a romantic revolutionary bringing economic and social justice to his people. elite viewed him as another standard issue communist dictator. angela davis, mr. protagonist, was in the class of 1961. the class included robert deniro for a time. his parents were artists that lived in the village,
-level meetings with prime minister netanyahu and comes at a critical time. he will try to appeal to their elected officials to allow time for sanctions against iran to work before attempting military action. the president will also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> also in the middle east an american citizen emerging as the alternative to president bashar al assad in syria. he is from texas and elected early this morning as the leader of the opposition and could be the first prime minister if the government of al assad is ever toppled. >>> to a close call for thousands of college students walking around campus with a heavily armed gunman in their midst but police swooped down on the university of central florida before their fellow student could carry out his plot. here's pierre thomas with the latest. >> reporter: hundreds at the university of central florida evacuated as word broke of a gunman on campus. >> the cops had guns and were telling everyone to run. >> we noticed something was wrong because we saw a policeman with a big rifle and everything. >> reporter: it turns out the students may
display of republican soul searching, the rnc is set to release an internal review of the 2012 election, what many people are calling an autopsy report. it includes some 200-plus recommendations for reversing gop fortunes in 2016. among the recommendations, reducing the number of primary debates. moving the party's convention from august to july or even june. and to go where the report says the gop has not gone enough. we're talking about outreach, and inclusion. here's what rnc chairman reince priebus is saying about that. >> we're going to be announcing a $10 million initiative just this year which will include hundreds of people, paid, across the country, from coast to coast, in hispanic, african-american, asian communities, talking about our party, talking about our brand, talking about what we believe in. >> at the bottom of the hour, ari fleischer the former bush white house press secretary will join us. he co-chaired this rnc project. he helped write this report. >>> president obama expected to announce his pick for labor secretary today. it's thomas perez, the assistant attorney
, mahmoud abbas and king abdullah of jordan. >>> so you thought the election season was over. huh-uh. it is primary day in south carolina, folks. i'm talking low country. you see it right there. this state's first congressional district anchored by charleston and what a cast of characters this little race for congress. you have a man known as the former governor of the appalachiap ppa lash shap trail. the son of a certain media mogul, and you've also got the sister of a very famous funny man. and don't to get this, we're talking about south carolina. home of kamikaze style politics. this is an old fashioned street fight why a state where they all intersect. john avalon, piece choinice cho words. good to see you, sir. you had a trip to charleston. we of course begin with mark sanford, the guy who famously told reporters he was, you know, hiking on the aptrail but was actually having a bit of a tryst in arrest again see in a. is it true that he asked the woman who divorced him, jenny sanford, to run his campaign for this congressional seat? >> so that has indeed been reported. awkwa
elected as national congressman. you had very little access of black people to elite universities. you have almost exclusively a white felise department not only in the bay area but most cities in the country. and exclusions from the political apparatus and machines. so on a local level in this moment of civil rights the legality was that there was little institutional recourse. so people were asking, how do we deal with the civil rights movement? how do we stand up and make businesses and create a source of power? and bobby seale and huey p. newton figured out a way to do that by standing up to police brutality. initially those armed patrols were completely legal. they have studied the law and they knew what distance they needed to stand. when the guns could not be loaded in the cars and when a felon could not carry a handgun and all the very specific legislation around when and where it was legal and they emulated tactics done in l.a. and started to patrol the police and stand up. this is true of the local following. young adults who said that his power. that is standing up. we are g
before registering to vote in national elections. g.o.p. supporters say the law keeps illegal immigrants from voting and help stop voter fraud. but democrats oppose the measure and say it discourages minorities who tend to vote for democrats. keeping a key group from heading into the polls. shannon bream is live in the d.c. funeral tonight in. how does it look like how does it look like it will go? >> it comes down to a federal voter registration form. the law simply requires to you check a box indicating that you are a u.s. citizen, sign attesting to that fact and drop it in the mail. as justice ginsburg said today goat the statute says each state must accept and use the federal form, period. that's the end of it justice scalia seemed very skeptical that the form is enough to discourage those that are trying to commit voter fraud, during the arguments he said this check off i'm a citizen, right? so it's under oath, big deal. if you are willing to violate the voting laws you are willing to violate the perjury laws. arizona says that's why it needs to see those extra documents, shep. >> s
. >>> president obama is on his way to israel tonight for his first trip there since being elected in 2008. there are low expectations that the visit will produce anything fruitful. president obama will also visit the west bank and jordan during his three-day trip. >>> just off the west bank, rough seas continue for the island country of cyprus. today the parliament rejected a condition of the bailout package. it would allow the government to take a small percentage of people's savings accounts to pay for the country's debt. it is back to the drawing board for the president to devise a new plan. >>> hundreds of thousands of people poured into st. peter's square today for the inaugural mass of pope francis i. dignit arys travelled to the vatican to be part of today's service. jay gray has been following the election and the fest tivities. we have been talking a lot about the style and now it comes down to substance, correct? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. it was a mass wrapped in the traditions of the catholic faith. but as he has done since his election pope francis managed to weav
a runnoff election we're told next month. if he pulls through on the republican side and this is interesting, he would then face his democratic challenger, elizabeth colbert bush. she is the sister of political sat at that rift, stephen coal barrett. that would be an interesting race. it would take over the seat left vacant by tim scott, who was appointed to the u.s. senate. watch that south carolina race. >>> all right. back to the drawing board now in the cyprus after lawmakers reject a wildly unpopular plan to raid people's personal bank accounts. you can imagine why that didn't go over too well as part of their effort to secure a bailout from the eurozone and the imf without their help the tiny island's bank sector would most certainly collapse. that could potentially threaten other national economies. these things are often domino effects as you know. greg palkot is live in london. what is the latest on this deal, greg. >> reporter: you're right, martha. people are scrambling blink to prevent another way for cyprus to go bankrupt and dragging rest of europe down with it. in the cypriot
in elections, put out a press release blasting her, saying she would rather be in washington as a right wing celebrity than solving problems back in minnesota for minnesota's middle class. remember, she got a scare back in november. her election, her congressional election was closer than she expected and democrats are hoping to beat her this time. >> we certainly appreciate the response. it doesn't seem to back up the claim, though, that this health care will literally kill women, children and senior citizens. a lot of the things she's claiming right now about the government will be able to select who gets care or not, you could say about insurance companies right now, choosing who gets coverage or not. >> that's a great point. it doesn't back that up. she and other republicans, you know, have argued for years they believe obama care will ultimately mean people will lose their insurance and their health will be in danger. of course, she took that to a whole other level by saying that they would literally be killed, which you're right, she doesn't address in the statement. >> dana, appreciat
crossover because they're getting ready to run for election. there is a game play in the senate. this administration wants to show the american public that we can't cut $44 billion between now and september 30 without them experiencing massive pain. they have every intention to make it hurt to get the point that we need to spends every penny we are spending. which is absolutely ludicrous. it's a shame they are doing that because a lot of things -- we are going to have air traffic control towers shut down. they are not shut down because they are too expensive. on average, they cost $wo.3 million less per year to operate. they are shut down to come back with unionized employees in the regular air tower system. so things are not what they seem. we don't have a problem in front of us that we can't solve. what we have is a lack of leadersship and direction to get there. you can compromise on how you save medicare and social security. those compromises have been discussed. they are available. but it's the politics of how we position ourselves so we look good and get re-elected and the
of civil rights that you had only six congressmen, nationally who had been elected as national congressmen. you had very little access of black people to elite universities. you had almost exclusively white police departments not only in the bay area, but in most cities in the country. and fire departments. and exclusion from the political apparatus and machines, right? but on a local level, there was very little electoral representation. so in this moment the reality was that there was very little institutional recourse, right? and so people were asking how do we, how do we do what the civil rights movement did? how do we through standing up and making businesses possible, how to we do that? now, initially, those armed patrols were completely legal. they had studied the law, they knew at what distance they needed to stand, when the guns could not be loaded in the cars, that a felon could not carry a handgun. all the very specific legislation around when and where it was legal, and they emulated some tactics that were being done in l.a. and started to patrol the police and stand up. and in
, this is a kind of a rock star pope already. even though he has been elected only a week ago. and the actual ceremony itself was as unconventional as every event that the pope has been presiding since he was elected pope. for instance, that long tour on the pope mobile, open deck pope mobile that he took around st. peter's square to greet the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims that came from all over the world. certainly, that's the first time that a pope has done it. before the mass, certainly in a very long time. even in modern history, i believe, that shows how the pope wants to be close to the pilgrims. he wants to be a touchy-feely pope and not distant. there were many touching moments. of course, he was taking some babies and kissing the babies on their heads like a pope does. but the most moving moment was when he stopped the car. once again, very unconventional. he got off the car. to the bewilderment of the security, always worried when the pope go off script. and he went to bless and kiss on the forehead a disabled man which was just beyond the fence among all the other pilgrims. th
issues. people are hoping to use these issues to beat the other party in the next election. let's get through that, and start fixes problems and i hope we get a down payment on this problem next year. bill: jonah goldberg, fox news contributor. good morning, jonah. is he on track for the right calendar, to get that done this year? >> to get the budget done? or get the budget in balance? i mean, at least he, at least paul ryan has got a budget. barack obama hasn't released one yet but, i don't know what the schedule will look like on the budget going forward it is still, it is controlled chaos right now. bill: what i see on the calendar is maybe late summer, if you want to get a deal together. i think that is what he was refering to on sunday. but you also have paul ryan saying that the debt is not an immediate crisis. and that was pretty much a headline that came out of one of his interviews. i will talk about john boehner in a moment here. how did you remark on the way ryan categorized that? >> look, i think he is basically right. technically we're not in a debt crisis. we don't have
. and we also have a new independent elections commission and we are looking at jordan as a model that is evolutionary and essential and peaceful and ensures openness, tolerance, moderation and unity. and equally as important, the level playing field. this will ensure safeguards of civil liberties and political rights and obviously encourage political participation. today, we're looking forward to our prime minister form forming his government in the next couple of weeks, based on his consultations with parliament, which is an extension of the same consultation process that led to his designation and receiving the highest number of nominations. so i'm very proud of the progress so far. the hard work is definitely ahead of us and this is the moment we're saying is the third way in the middle east. what we are saying that the arab spring is behind us and we're looking at the arab summer for us all which means we all have to roll up our sleeves, it's going to be a bumpy and difficult road, but i'm very encouraged by the process and very excited about the future. so again, mr. preside
pearl. plus, politics hits home. >> the first annual election you actually got involved in? >> yeah, this is the first one. >> stephen colbert's sister running for office in south carolina. if she wins, she could be up against mark sanford. yes, that mark sanford from the appalachian trail. >>> 23 in a row! >> lebron james, gives miami a two-point lead. >> the heat is definitely on. >> this is a hostile environment, for to us come in and get a big road win on the road, awesome. >> you're live in the cnn newsroom. >>> good morning. thank you for joining me. i'm carol cosstello. steubenville, ohio, two teenagers due in court accused of making online threats in the explosive rape case. the latest ripple in a case that blown the town apart. the victim raped by two high school ftball players, two local girls, one 15, the other 16, spent the night in juvenile detention. the victim's mother is pleading for calm and compassion. >> my family and i are hopeful that we can put this horrible ordeal behind us. we need and deserve to focus on our daughter's future. we hope that from this, somethi
's not a problem if you're a governor who has got to think about election in a few years. >> no. it will help him an awful lot. but i tell you what, if you are a state rep up from where i'm from. >> totally different. >> somebody says, hey, you want to support president obama's obama care provision on medicaid? ask charlie crist. the correct answer is, no, i did not. yeah, ask charlie crist. >> we don't have time for michele bachmann? >> no, we don't. maybe later. >> dr. brzezinski is coming up. >> dr. zbigniew brzezinski will be here and reince priebus and senator chris coons and jean chatzky. >> they are both good guys. >> steele said he beat him in a cage match. >> really? >> as if anybody was wondering. >> can "morning joe" host that? >> i would like to. like they are doing over on "headline news." what is happening there? i have no idea. somebody asked me about that. i don't even know what is going on, but apparently there is some sex trial going on. do you guys know? who is the name? >> i don't know. >> arias. what is the name? >> if barnicle doesn't know it, nobody does. >> jodi arias. >>
to have a little more context nowment immigration is expected to play a major role in upcoming elections because so many people are affected. the latest numbers are from 2011. when the department of homeland security says there were 11.5 million illegal immigrants living in the united states. that's down slightly from 2007 when the number reached its peek of 11.8 million. in 2011 u.s. immigration and customs enforcement removed nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants, the highest number in agency history. jon: staying in washington, it is a big job on capitol hill with the senate expected to approve a plan to keep the government running, and we're getting word funding for some critical programs hit hard by automatic spending cuts might also be restored. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live on capitol hill with that. seems like the biggest fight is not the short-term funding, but the broader budget debate, huh. >> >> reporter: the so-called continuing revolution to avoid a government shutdown seems to be on the path toward passage. overall, everybody seems to be feeling pretty go
this vote, because there will be some democrats, up for re-election in red states, in states that traditionally vote republican, that may have a tough time casting a vote for this particular budget. because it doesn't balance. also, remember, that a number of these senators have never voted on a budget. martha: yeah. good point. >> the senate has never put one forward. this will be their first vote on a budget and this process will then get them on the record supporting this version. so it's, you know it is an important moment tomorrow. martha: sure is. what a great point. some have been around several years and never voted on a budget before. this will be a first-time experience. we hope they enjoy that part of the job. bret, thank you so much. see you tonight on "special report". bret baier. bill: 18 past the hour. secretary of state john kerry is under fire. why a group of lawmakers are saying that the state department is not doing enough to free an american pastor jailed in iran. an update on that. martha: an amazing discovery where a piece of of apollo history was just f
the money that have raised for re-election. was a second allegation that he threw a party to celebrate an anniversary of his in terms of his service and the house that corresponded to the date of his daughter's graduation. funds for use of personal reasons? andrews has reimbursed his campaign committee and made the typical statement that he is cooperating completely and he said this would exonerate him. look at this would say if i can take money out of that account but i'm not supposed to use, making restitution shows some ways -- some remorse but if you stole $30,000 from your company's pension fund, chances are, you would be in trouble. took a couple of trips many years.k to he was there back in the days of armarking where he earmarked money for a road in florida. these are pet project to help out companies and sometimes nonprofits and schools and infrastructure in their own districts. it was a little odd to see an alaska congressman helping a florida district. there was a developer there he had a relationship with a one of that road. representative of young, the charges don't revolv
. and this is when we had a much more successful election, the parliamentarian elections and so forth. there was an opportunity, i believe, at that stage to consolidate some gains and to move toward a sustainable political outcome. and we know that some of those efforts failed or weren't sufficient to consolidate those gains. and so the future of iraq is, obviously, very much in question beyond this point, but i think it's very important to understand that these conflicts evolve over time, and we're fighting enemies there who have a say in the future course of events, and we need to talk more about those enemies. what are they trying to achieve, what are their goals, what are their strategies? because then we could inform the public about what the stakes are. but instead we talk about only us, and we talk about only our number of troops and what we did and as if everything we did led to the outcome without any interaction with those against whom we're fighting. >> let's open the conversation now, and -- [laughter] i think what we'll do given the number of hands i see is we'll take two
party to overhaul the gop. that comes on the heels of november's election loss. the rnc admitting in a new report, that they are saying that the party is out of touch with voters nationwide they believe. here is a quote from that report. time for republicans on the federal level to learn from successful republicans on the state level in time to smartly change course, modernize the party and learn once again how to appeal to more people including those who share some but not all of our conservative principles. 30 states currently have republican governors. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is one of them. good to have you with us today. >> reporter: thanks, martha. martha: what do you think when you hear that term to modernize the party? >> well i think it means we need to start winning and the fact that we have lost a couple of, two consecutive presidential races means that we've got to figure out what we're missing and who we're missing. and i think the message to young voters new voters, ethnic voters, casual voter that comes out irv four years to vote in the presidential race, th
president win the election in april. i think senator knows is, the economy, all of that is on the edge to either a pilot country. the vice president when he wins the election was likely to win is going to inherit all of the problems that already existed there and they're pretty critical. the one difference is he does not have the charisma that chavez had with 51% of the country. he's got his hands full, but we don't and dissipate and it's really a state department question. we don't anticipate any real change between our country and the venezuelan government at least in the short-term. >> admiral stavridis, i was not a proponent of the s.t.a.r.t. treaty, primarily because it did not address tactical nuclear weapons. the russians we now have continued to have not increased their arsenal, certainly modernized inventory of tactical weapons. what information can you give us relative to the continued reduction of nuclear weapons or the issue relative to technical versus strategic by the rush of this? >> stair, and classified level you are correct russians have basic ticket inventory of tact
demagogue in the last election last fall, they keep all those savings, and their budget wouldn't balance without them. now, our budget dramatically cuts the deficit, makes sure that we're -- our deficits are not growing faster than the economy, down to 2.4% at the end of the window. we stabilize the debt below where the c.b.o. projects today. we stabilize 70% of g.d.p., and, yes, we also will balance our budget in the same year that the republican budget from ast year balanced. if this were just a race to balance the budget first, vote for the republican study group proposal. four years. but if your priority is jobs and economic growth, as it should be as part of a measured and plansed approach to reducing the deficit, then you need to support the democratic report. i yield -- i yield back the plns of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: the gentleman from maryland is right, we do balance the budget. guilty. proud to be fwlt of that. we think balancing the budget is important. more to the point, in the revenues we're saying, we don't like the current
. in the new york times it announces that the main exile coalition elected a nationalized syrian-born american citizen to be the first prime minister of an interim syrian government, charged with funneling aid to rebels inside syria, offering an alternative to the government of bashar al-assad, who's been a bad person. we want to see him go. man, andng this other information technology executive who lives in texas, and it goes on to say he is of kurdish dissent and may have seen a plus since he has been criticized for not reaching out to syria more. some council members say he was the choice of syria's muslim brotherhood, a group that had been banned and persecuted under the assad regime and that played a powerful role. then it goes on to say that mr. hito advocated for muslim americans as a representative of the council on american-islamic relations. concerningghtly particularly since i have all these different families of all different denominations and faiths telling me of their concerns of what takes place with some of the people currently in syria. for aadquarters, the need new fbi headqu
a democrat until he, um, worked for reagan's election. and then when he got into the administration and rose very quickly, then he became a republican. and in the administration he became embroiled in the iran contra scandal. angela attended brandeis, another east coast, mostly white school which didn't help her feelings of alienation, and she joined the communist party usa, and she first rose to national prominence when she went head to head with governor ronald reagan in california when the board of regents fired her from her first position as a professor for her membership in the communist party. she was then very soon after, actually, again the concentration of events in these people's lives in the '70s is remarkable. she was charged with murder and kidnapping and conspiracy in connection with an attempted jailbreak in the marin county courthouse in california. she went underground to evade capture, she was captured and spent 18 months in prison before her trial which was covered the world over. so i'll just read you one more piece from that. this is when she gets captured. reentering th
, for example, we teach a newly elected members of congress program every two years. this year i taught, i think we had 56 newly elected members, and in addition to teaching them budgeting and event during the day, i mean, i had a whole group of them that met with him privately just to go through some of these issues. a lot of interest in reforming the veterans disability system. a lot of interest in what's going on in the tricare and pentagon health care system. a lot of interest in trying to get information. i have a lot of staffers on the hill who are contacting me and my students all the time trying to get information. i have not seen that translate into somebody who would fall on their sword, so speak, to try and lead a complete transformation in how we think about war costs, and you know i don't see anyone, unicode is sort of about to take that charge. i think a number of those who have looked at it carefully, for example, bob who was the head of the house veterans committee, who is very much embraced my reform ideas for the disability system. he left congress met andy is mayor of san dieg
it will be increasingly difficult for republicans to win another presidential election in the near future. a new cnn/orc poll shows why the rnc is worried. take a look. just 38% view the gop in a favorable light. 54% of voters have an unfavorable view of the republican party. reince priebus, head of the rnc, said the party will invest $10 million to try to reshape its message and broaden its appeal. here's what he told wolf blitzer today on "the situation room." >> our moms used to say it's not what you say, it's how you say it. i think it's a lot of that. we need to go back to reagan's words when he used to say my 80% friend is not my 20% enemy. we need to be in the community and we need to accept, i think, different voices within our party. >> joining me, cnn political contributor, margaret hoover and charles blow and gale trotter. margaret, the rnc chairman is saying the republican party's policies are sound, that it's the message that has to change. is that the case? >> i think he's largely right there, although you do notice in his messaging, the other thing when he said 80/20, what he's saying
election you got involved in? >> yeah. yeah, this is the first one. >> i don't think anybody would begrudge you trying to help your sister. >> exactly. she's my sister. good right. >> i'm willing to, you know, break the jewel of my own creation to try to do something for her. like i'm not worried about what it would do to me or my show to try to help her as myself, not as my character. but to help her as myself and, you know, if people think that's not the right thing for me to do, i don't care. it's my sister and i'm willing to help her. >> so you think she would be a great public servant? >> i met these people. and my sister is in the top. >> check out more of my interview. >> we should check that out. still our, please discovered a dorm room full of guns, bombs and a plan to kill. and why is david hasslehoff staying a stand in germany? and he's not eating cheeseburgers. with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises. all stations come over to mithis
and father. it's american citizens and their elected representatives who should be voting, not five or nine unelected judges. >> hillary clinton came out in support of same-sex marriage, the former secretary of state, 2008 presidential candidate had backed civil unions but never made a full endorsement for marriage. she said it's about equality. listen. >> gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. the united states should be a leader in defending those rights. >> do you think this is a move to influence the supreme court like the american academy of pediatrics trying to get their opinions out there before the courts decide. >> what you see from hillary clinton, american academy of pediatrics, and others this is an issue that is in front of the american people the way it never has been and a lots of folks want to make sure their position is clear. you've seen more and more folks coming out for equality. that's where our country is going. >> we showed the polls showing how quickly things have changed over the past four years do you see that sense of public opinion changing?
, including those that you have concern about, yes, i could have. i did not elect to do that. the user fees are historical unobligated balances that we are considering how to deal with that. they that they have certain restrakeses on them. -- restrictions on them. >> my time has expired and i yield back. >> i will tell you from this advantage point, it look like the decision to release detainees was a political determination own not a monetary determination. the release was part of a sequester campaign that included the fictional firing of teachers, the closing of the white house for student tour, the displacement of meat inspectors and now we're going to release aggravated felony felons on the street. >> i have counted six times that peter to payant to paul. i don't want either one of them to rob our citizens. what is a level one vy violator? saying gree about you that your characterization -- >> that is fine. you can disagree on your time but don't use mine. how many were released? >> there were four -- >> how many were released? >> eight. we have four -- >> what went wrong with the othe
last year which was an election year and, thus, you know, the sort of prognosis of something actually moving through to the hill, you know, were not going to be good for any particular bill. that's now behind us. so it is a huge priority for the fbi to have us move forward. >> i just know from my years at the bureau, we always were considered a team player. [laughter] [inaudible] >> right. >> mark -- [inaudible] one of the guiding principles behind going dark, and i think the point of your 1994 analysis is technological neutrality. that is, the government could get access to -- [inaudible] we should still be able to get access to them now. but when it comes to stored records, the fbi has certainly not been that interested in technological neutrality. if i have information stored on my computer at home, you would need a search warrant to come get it, but if i decide to store it on google drive -- [inaudible] other than a search warrant in preserving the ability other than a search warrant to get access to that data. i'm wondering how much technological neutrality is a guiding principle
the election? >> no, no, i haven't and that's why i think, you know, if you were going to bet you would bet very much against there being a deal. it is a question how serious everybody wants to get. there's a deal to be made and everybody understands what it would be. it is not that far from bowles-simpson was proposed in the bipartisan presidential commission in september of 2010, but nobody has been willing it make that deal. bill: take it outside of washington. our fox polling just conducted this week. should the federal government be forced to balance its budget just like american families? 85% say yes. >> oh absolutely. i'm sure, i don't know if there is a question out there, how do you feel about washington's inability to do that, i'm sure there would be another 85% who say they're sick and tired of it. people are fed up with the washington dysfunction but the leaders are unwilling and unable to bet together and make a deal. so as i say, again, there's a deal to be made. bill: one specific question when it comes to the senate democratic plan under patty murray. how would they react or
accusations good cause to oakland city council members their jobs. all the elected officials are said to abuse their power to influence city business. as crime force brat lotus reports of this comes after an oakland city auditor released a report which details improper behavior from 2009 to 2012. >> the council members accused of wrongdoing, brooks and read. there were instances which council members or their aides violated the city's charter. among the findings, both are accused of directing the staff use a specific contractor for the oakland army base demolition project. the audit says drugs into their demands and renovation of two recreation centers. she is also accused of threatening to remove the city employees from a project. the report indicates there is a general cultural of interference with in the city. the auditor says more than 40 employees were interviewed and thousands of council members and aides e-mail and phone call were reviewed for this audit. >> councilman read said the city auditor are written response and he is denying the accusations. >> under no circumstances did high a
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